Thanks to heaps of help from Minty, and tireless test-knitting and thoughtful feedback from Alice, Brenda, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elspeth, Laura, Leigh, Mai, Mitt, Preita, and Whitney, the pattern for Elinor’s Mittens is available! $5 US gets you a download of the PDF file.
These super-warm mittens feature a fat two-color cable, a tweedy palm, and a striped thumb with a swirled decrease at the tip.
I’d recommend this project for intermediate or advanced knitters–you don’t have to have experience with multicolor cables, but you should be comfortable with both cables and colorwork. The 6-page pattern includes charts for the cable, palm, and decreases.
Size is determined by what size needles you use (see specs below). Even at the looser gauges, though, the colorwork and cables mean these will be warm and wooly. And they knit up surprisingly fast in worsted-weight yarn. I recommend using a darker main color, and a lighter or brighter yarn for the contrast color.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: hand circumference = 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.75) inches, unstretched.
GAUGE: 32 (30, 28, 26, 24, 22) stitches per 4” (10cm) in palm pattern, after blocking.
- US size 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) needles of your choice for small-circumference circular knitting, or size needed to get gauge for your size
- US size 2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 5) needles, for cuff (or needles 1-2 sizes smaller than for hand)
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments on the pattern.
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